I am an all or nothing kind of girl. I completely neglected my backyard, but this is what I put my all into ~ my front garden beds. I am enjoying the summer color show and I wanted to blog it. I went around and took photos of corners of my garden. Can you tell I like pink and purple flowers?
Lavender, russian sage, zinnia, cosmos, and a butterfly bush compliment each other. I will always grow cosmos every summer; they are so easy to grow ~ just scatter and water. To be frugal, I am going to harvest all the seeds from my zinnias for planting next spring. I love the instant color and volume they add to the garden.
Here is a view of the left side of my front garden. This spot gets a lot of sunshine. I'm thinking about putting another butterfly bush there. We have had so many butterflies and hummingbirds since I put in a butterfly bush last summer. The prairie lies behind my backyard.
This summer I let my garden patch go in the backyard. I want to build raised beds, but I never got around to it. So, this summer I just planted my tomato plants in with the flowers. They are starting to change to red and in the coming weeks we'll have lots of good old homegrown tomatoes.
Thank you for taking a little tour of my garden with me. Pottering in my garden is one of my favorite things. It brings me boundless joy. What flowers are you growing in your garden this summer?